Research

The research team at MMC dedicate their time to understanding our entrepreneurs’ sectors better. Over the last year the team has focussed on Artificial Intelligence – a technology that will catalyse change in almost every industry.

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Technology Expertise

Technology Expertise

Emerging technologies create new opportunities for growth and efficiency, transform business models, and change what it takes for companies to succeed. We develop a deep understanding of current and emerging 

technologies – from cloud and mobile computing to AI, blockchain, robotics and quantum computing – to identify companies that will thrive in the technology cycles of today and the coming decade.

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Sector Insight

Sector Insight

From financial services to manufacturing, sectors are experiencing a period of unprecedented change. We have detailed conversations with over 500 buyers every year, and examine extensive market data, to understand deeply the opportunities and dynamics in multiple

markets. By understanding buyer behaviour, we can identify attractive markets and investment opportunities, and help the companies in which we invest to realise their potential.

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Frameworks for Success

Frameworks for Success

What does it take for a company to succeed in an attractive market? We identify the keys to value creation, value realisation and defensibility for companies deploying new technologies or competing in existing markets. 

By developing, and sharing publicly, our frameworks for success we evaluate opportunities faster, more effectively and more openly. We also use our frameworks as a blueprint, to support the companies in which we invest.

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Realising Potential

Realising Potential

We partner with our companies to power their growth. The Insights team spends over 1,500 hours every year working for our portfolio companies on critical projects. Whether supporting a CEO’s strategic decision-making 

by analysing a market’s trajectory, or applying machine learning to supercharge a company’s customer segmentation efforts, we work closely with the companies in which we invest to help them achieve their ambition.

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The 7 dynamics shaping AI Services

Software may be eating the world, but for every £1 spent on enterprise software, £3 is still spent on IT Services?—?consulting, system integration and outsourcing. To understand Artificial Intelligence (AI)?—?today’s most important enabling technology...

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The MMC AI Investment Framework: 17 success factors for the age of AI

Artificial intelligence?—?specifically, machine learning (ML)?—?is a powerful ‘enabling technology’ that represents a paradigm shift in software capability. (New to AI? Read our Primer and UK Market Map). But how do we, as investors, evaluate early stage software...

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AI in the UK: Landscape and learnings from 226 startups

With every paradigm shift in technology, waves of innovation follow as companies improve and then reimagine processes. Today we are in the early stages of the global artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. Machine learning algorithms, whose...

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The fourth industrial revolution: a primer on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

“The last 10 years have been about building a world that is mobile-first. In the next 10 years, we will shift to a world that is AI-first.” (Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, October 2016)...

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